I don’t think Karri Ramo could have done any more to help the Flames win. The save he made in the first period on the Rangers’ power play was probably the save of the year.
However good goaltending wasn’t enough. A couple missed calls (on Emile Poirier and Kris Russell) and a huge miss by Glencross in the final minute ensured that the Flames were coming away empty-handed.
What’s worse is that Vancouver and Winnepeg both won. So Calgary, Minnesota and San Jose are all fighting for the last spot and just one point separates the three.
This road trip will make or break the Flames. Or as John Shannon put it “the success Calgary has on this trip may not get them into the playoffs, but it may certainly take them out of the running.”